WATCH | Taxi crashes through wall in Durban, flipping and landing on its roof

2020-02-12 13:32

Passengers travelling in a taxi that crashed into a wall in New Germany, Durban on Monday, escaped the accident with only minor injuries.

"We were called immediately to treat multiple casualties but nothing critical and all are stable," Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson told News24.

In CCTV footage that emerged online, the taxi collides with the wall, flipping and landing on its roof on top of another vehicle. 

Moments later, a few passengers slowly try squeeze their way out of the overturned vehicle. 

"One patient was trapped in the taxi and jaws of life had to be used to free him," Jamieson said.  

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the taxi driver lost control of his vehicle. 

She said some of the passengers were taken to hospital for medical attention and no fatalities were reported.

"No case has been opened," she added.

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